Bachelor of Education After Degree – Admission Requirements

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Apply Online $100 application fee (non-refundable) $50 re-application fee if you have previously applied to Education (non-refundable)

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Submit the following supporting documents;

Academic Records – Transcripts

Applicants with Post-Secondary Degrees

  • Official transcripts from participating ApplyAlberta institutions will be requested on behalf of the applicant
  • Official transcripts for all other post-secondary institutions (non-participating ApplyAlberta institutions) must be requested by the applicant and submitted directly to St. Mary’s University. Transcripts must remain sealed to be considered official
  • Applicants who have completed their undergraduate degree at St. Mary’s University do not need to submit transcripts
  • High school transcripts are not required

Applicants with International Credentials

  • Provide all original transcripts and/or documentation from previous educational institutions, including exact translations from qualified translator if the documentation is not already in English
  • Provide an assessment completed by the International Qualification Assessment Service (IQAS), which compares international educational standards to Canada

Elementary

The Bachelor of Education (Elementary) stream is for degree holders. Students in this stream have completed, or are in their final stages of completing, a 3- or 4- year BA or BSc.

Applicants to the Bachelor of Education (Elementary) after-degree program must have completed a St. Mary’s Bachelor’s degree or a 3- or 4- year Bachelor’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Applicants to the Bachelor of Education program are evaluated in three areas:

Academic Records
Applicants must achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA calculated from the most recently attempted 30 credits.

  • GPA for early conditional admission is calculated from grades available at the time of application.
  • GPA for full admission is calculated from final grades.
  • All degree requirements must be completed in the winter semester preceding the fall intake.
  • First degrees must demonstrate a strong liberal arts component and ideally contain at least one course in core teachable subject areas of Math, Science, and Social Studies and two courses in English

For individuals whose first language is not English, evidence accepted by the University is:

  • internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT). The minimum standard scores required in the four categories are 27 in Speaking, 25 in Writing, 23 in Listening, and 23 in Reading.
  • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) with a minimum score of 200
  • Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) with a minimum score of 200

Language proficiency evidence is not needed in cases where an applicant has studied for a minimum of 3 years in a formal full-time secondary or post-secondary institution in Canada or in any one of the language exempt countries.

Evidence of Community Involvement and Interest in the Vocation of Teaching (Résumé)
Applicants will be evaluated on the breadth and the depth of involvement in educational settings as well as experience with diversity and inclusive practices, highlighting prior work with children.

Letters of Reference
Applicants must submit three letters of reference using the Confidential Reference on Applicant Form. References are a rating of the applicant’s personal and professional qualities in different capabilities as a learner, worker, and leader. Reference letters from family or friends will not be considered.

Contact the Bachelor of Education Admissions at 403-254-3762 or 403-254-3126 or email admissions@stmu.ca if you have questions.

Admission is competitive and only those applicants that score high in all three categories are recommended for admission.

The Bachelor of Education (Elementary) degree program is a 60-credit, two-year after-degree of academic study and practicum.

Year 1- Fall

  • EDCM 301 (3.0): Introduction to Curricular Design
  • EDFM 313(3.0): Teaching for Diversity
  • EDPH 321(3.0): Philosophy of Catholic Education
  • EDFN 311 (3.0): Student Engagement
  • EDPR 331(3.0): Practicum I: Observation (3 weeks)

Year Two – Fall

  • EDCM 407 (3.0): Religious Education in the Elementary School
  • EDCM 409 (3.0): Assessment/Evaluation of Student Learning
  • EDCM 405 (3.0): Elementary Science Education
  • EDPR 431 (6.0): Practicum III: Intermediate (8 weeks)

Year 1 – Winter

  • EDCM 302(3.0): Literacy Education
  • EDCM 303 (3.0): Mathematics Education
  • EDPH 329 (3.0): Spirituality of the Catholic Educator
  • EDPH 327 (3.0): History and Philosophical Basis For Faith-Based Education
  • EDPR 337 (3.0): Practicum II: Orientation (4 weeks)

Year Two – Winter

  • EDCM 411(3.0): The Education Profession
  • EDCM 404 (3.0): Elementary Social Studies Education
  • EDFN 417(3.0): Inclusive Education
  • EDPR 437 (6.0): Practicum IV: Advanced (10 weeks)

Secondary

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) stream is for degree holders. Students in this stream have completed, or are in their final stages of completing, a 4- year BA or BSc.

Applicants to the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) after-degree program must have completed a 4-year St. Mary’s University Bachelor’s degree or a 4-year Bachelor’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution. Admission to the BEd Secondary program is competitive. To be considered for admission, applicants are evaluated in three areas:

Academic Records

  • Applicants must achieve a minimum 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) calculated from the most recently attempted 30 credits.
  • GPA for early conditional admission is calculated from grades available at time of application.
  • GPA for full admission is calculated from the final grades.
  • All degree requirements must be completed in the Winter semester preceding the Fall intake.
  • First degree must include 2 courses in Literature and Composition (English or French).
  • First degree must have either a major concentration in a teaching subject or an appropriate range of courses in a teaching subject, as outlined below for teachable subject areas.
  • Specific Teachable Subject Area criteria includes:
    1. English Language Arts
      Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English or eight courses (24 credits) in General Humanities in three areas, including four courses (12 credits) in English.
    2. Social Studies
      Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology, Economics, History, Geography, Political Sciences or Sociology or eight courses (24 credits) in General Social Sciences courses from three areas including four courses (12 credits) in History.
    3. Mathematics
      Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with at least five courses (15 credits) in related fields such as Engineering, General Sciences, Computing Sciences, or Mathematics or eight courses (24 credits) in General Sciences from three areas, including 4 courses (12 credits) in Mathematics/Statistics.
    4. Sciences
      Bachelor of Science degree with at least 15 credits in the Sciences including at least 5 courses (15 credits) in Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Physical Geography; or eight courses (24 credits) in three General Sciences areas, including 4 courses (12 credits) in either Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Physical Geography (two of the three areas must be school science subjects).
  • For individuals whose first language is not English, evidence accepted by the University is:
    • internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT). The minimum standard scores required in the four categories are 27 in Speaking, 25 in Writing, 23 in Listening, and 23 in Reading.
    • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) with a minimum score of 200
    • Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) with a minimum score of 200

    Language proficiency evidence is not needed in cases where an applicant has studied for a minimum of 3 years in a formal full-time secondary or post-secondary institution in Canada or in any one of the language exempt countries.

Evidence of Community Involvement and Interest in the Vocation of Teaching (Résumé)
Applicants will be evaluated on the breadth and the depth of involvement in educational settings as well as experience with diversity and inclusive practices, highlighting prior work with children.

Letters of Reference
Applicants must submit three letters of reference using the Confidential Reference on Applicant Form. References are a rating of the applicant’s personal and professional qualities in different capabilities as a learner, worker, and leader. Reference letters from family or friends will not be considered.

Contact the Bachelor of Education Admissions at 403-254-3762 or 403-254-3126 or email admissions@stmu.ca if you have questions.

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degree program is a 60-credit, two-year after-degree of academic study and practicum.

First Year Courses

  • EDCM 301: Introduction to Curricular Design
  • EDFN 313: Teaching for Diversity and the Common Good
  • EDFN 311: Student Engagement
  • EDPH 321: Philosophy of Catholic Education
  • EDPR 331: Practicum I: Observation
  • EDCM 357: Disciplinary Methods of Teaching I
  • EDFN 329: Indigenous Education
  • EDCM 365: The Adolescent Learner
  • EDPH 327: History and Philosophical Bases of Faith-Based Education
  • EDPR 337: Practicum II: Orientation

Second Year Courses

  • EDCM 457: Disciplinary Methods of Teaching Part II
  • EDCM 409: Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning
  • EDCM 461: New Literacies
  • EDPR 431: Practicum III: Intermediate
  • EDCM 411: The Education Profession in the Province of Alberta
  • EDFN 417: Inclusive Education: Meeting the Needs of All Learners
  • EDPH 429: Spirituality of the Catholic Educator
  • EDPR 437: Practicum IV: Advanced

Deadlines

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NEW BEd Secondary Specialization!

Applications open October 1, 2019.

Apply early as spaces are limited. For applicants who have not yet completed their first degree at the time of application to the Bachelor of Education (After-Degree) program, offers of admission will be ‘conditional’ until final transcripts are received, indicating that the degree has been conferred. Please be advised that all degree requirements must be completed in the winter semester preceding the fall intake of the education program.

Apply Alberta will begin accepting applications for the Bachelor of Education After-Degree Program on Oct 1st, 2019.
The application deadline for early acceptance is Feb. 1st, 2020. All supporting documentation (CVs and Letters of Recommendation) must be submitted by March 1st, 2020.
Selection of completed applications that have met the above deadlines will begin on March 15th, 2020.
Application for admission for Fall 2020 closes on Aug.31st, 2020.